Illinois Farmers cautiously optimistic about new presidential administration

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Farmers in Illinois are hoping that the new presidential administration will bring an economic boost to the agricultural industry and are...

Business leaders say minor reforms aren’t worth large tax hikes

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Parts of a potential budget agreement in Springfield include a number of pro-business incentives, but business advocates say they’re no consolation...

Illinois struggles to find enough subs due to burdensome regulations

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois doesn’t have enough substitute teachers, but local school leaders hope the end of some state licensing regulations can fill thousands...

Illinois Celebrates Bicentennial Without Passing the Bill to Taxpayers

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The state of Illinois is about to hit an impressive milestone. The state is turning 200 years old and plans for...

Analyst: Proposed Senate deal full of poison pills, could lead to further outbound migration

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The evolving proposal coming out of the state Senate attempting to break the year and a half long budget logjam may...

Farm Bureau hopeful Trump’s USDA nominee will help ‘bring some common sense back’

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois’ agriculture community is hopeful President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help cut back regulations...

Report: Illinois should allow cities to declare bankruptcy

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Should Illinois give its cash-strapped cities permission to go bankrupt? One policy group says yes, but only if local politicians are...

Rauner’s office: Brewing budget bargain unbalanced by billions

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A brewing budget bargain in Springfield would be unbalanced by billions. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Office of Management and Budget says the...

Rauner won’t attend Trump inauguration but hopes for big things on infrastructure, education reform

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Don’t expect to see Gov. Bruce Rauner among the crowd at Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Rauner said he’s got...

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